Faculty of Chemistry and Earth SciencesGeography – Degree Programme Component in the Master of Education

Students of Geography focus on differentiated natural, economic and social processes particular to given localities. They consider the diverse interrelationships between such processes and their local effects. 

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Facts & Formalities

DegreeMaster of Education
Type of programmeConsecutive
Start of programmeWinter and summer semester
Standard period of study4 semesters
Fees and contributions169.25 € / Semester
Application procedureApplication for Master of Education
Application deadlinesInformation about deadlines can be obtained after you have put together a degree program.

Course Content

Graduates of the degree programme will have obtained practicable specialised and didactic knowledge of geography that enables them, as educators, to design teaching, learning, and educational processes in geography. 

They possess both orientational and in-depth knowledge of selected regions at different scale levels, have a sound understanding of physical-geographical, human-geographical and regional-geographical aspects as well as an understanding, from a spatial perspective, of the interrelationships between the Earth system and humans. They also have the ability to assess spatially-effective activities with regard to their ecological, economic, and social compatibility (instruction in sustainable development, guiding principles or sustainability concepts) and, when necessary, to discuss alternative options. They are familiar with the  approaches, categories, and techniques of geographical knowledge production and geographical working methods and are able to independently acquire, process, and effectively verbalise theory-based geographical knowledge. They have differentiated regional competence in European and non-European areas, are familiar with essential findings from research in geographical didactics, and have gained initial reflected experience in skill-oriented planning and implementation of geography instruction. 

Course Structure

Expanding upon the knowledge acquired in a Bachelor’s degree in Geography, this degree programme provides specialised in-depth knowledge in the areas of human and physical geography. These specialised competencies will be evaluated in the context of their interrelationship with other components of Geography in the final oral examination. At the same time, students receive in-depth instruction in the area of specialised didactics. A Blended Module, which, ideally, combines instruction in Geography with the didactics of Geography instruction, serves as an interface between specialised didactics and specialised knowledge. The spectrum of specialised didactics will also be enhanced by a module on excursion didactics, which will be taken during the practical semester. The Master's thesis is permitted to be completed in the Geography department. 

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